how to pronounce ancient


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the above transcription of ancient is a detailed (narrow) transcription according to the rules of the International Phonetic Association; you can find a description of each symbol by clicking the phoneme buttons in the secction below.

ancient is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of ancient in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… um it's kind of ancient history but of …”

meaning of ancient

Ancient means old.

ancient frequency in english - B1 level of CEFR

the word ancient occurs in english on average 45.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B1 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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